Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 21, 2014
arrowPress Releases
October 21, 2014
PR Newswire
View All





If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 Diablo III  Closed Beta Testing Begins
Diablo III Closed Beta Testing Begins
September 20, 2011 | By Kris Graft

September 20, 2011 | By Kris Graft
Comments
    1 comments
More: Console/PC, Social/Online, Business/Marketing



Blizzard Entertainment on Tuesday announced that closed beta testing for its highly-anticipated Diablo III action RPG has begun, as the title enters the "final stages of development."

Not only will the closed beta plant the seed for future marketing buzz among the series' most loyal fan base, but it will also give Blizzard important player feedback on the game's development, including stability and hardware input.

The English-only closed beta will allow players to play through Act I of the game in single-player or cooperatively as any of the five hero classes, which include barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk and demon hunter. The Act leads to an encounter with the Skeleton King.

"This closed beta test is an important milestone for us as we enter the final stages of development on Diablo III," said Blizzard CEO and cofounder Mike Morhaime in a statement.

"Our goal is to create the best action role-playing game experience to date, building on everything we've learned since the release of Diablo II and incorporating the powerful features of the new Battle.net platform. We hope players enjoy participating in the beta test and we look forward to hearing their feedback."

When the game launches at a later, unannounced date, it will easily be the most online-focused Diablo title yet, with matchmaking and communication tools and the previously-announced Diablo III auction house, driven by a player-economy built on virtual and real currency.

Blizzard said it will reveal more region-specific release details "at a later date."


Related Jobs

InnoGames GmbH
InnoGames GmbH — Hamburg, Germany
[10.21.14]

Mobile Developer C++ (m/f)
Treyarch / Activision
Treyarch / Activision — Santa Monica, California, United States
[10.21.14]

Senior UI Artist (temporary) Treyarch
Treyarch / Activision
Treyarch / Activision — Santa Monica, California, United States
[10.21.14]

Lead UI Artist
Vicarious Visions / Activision
Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[10.21.14]

Art Director - Vicarious Visions










Comments


Freek Hoekstra
profile image
so how can we get beta keys again? :P



OT: looking forward to this game, the skill modifiers seem to add a huge amount of gameplay,

already played a very early version at the gamescon last year, and can;t wait to see how much it has improved (although it was incredibly smooth already)


none
 
Comment: